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Group recommends permanent ethics committee

A three-member citizen advisory committee met Wednesday to help the Hall County Board of Commissioners fine-tune its code of ethics.

February 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue pushes water conservation in new legislation

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue called on state legislators Wednesday to incentivize water conservation.

February 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Accident on Ga. 53 hurts 2, holds up traffic

A two-vehicle accident on Ga. 53 Wednesday evening sent two people to the hospital and clogged traffic on the highway.

February 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Clarkesville resolves to work with county on courthouse move

The contentious issue of where Habersham County's new courthouse will go may have come one step closer to being settled this week when the Clarkesville City Council signed a joint city-county resolution.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools’ new program gives kids more nutritious options for lunch

As first lady Michelle Obama gears up this week to launch her campaign against childhood obesity, Hall County leaders already have begun tackling the problem in the place some say matters most - schools.

February 02, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Flowery Branch annexations involve commercial, industrial zones

Flowery Branch is looking to expand its southwestern boundaries, with a proposal to annex and rezone properties off McEver at Gaines Ferry roads.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resurfacing closes single lanes in N. Hall

Work on Elrod Road, between Thompson Bridge and Price roads in North Hall, will require single-lane closures starting Wednesday.

February 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Office works to help veterans get benefits they’re due

JEFFERSON - As veterans themselves, volunteers with the Veterans Information and Referral Office know just how difficult it can be to apply for benefits.

February 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Woman dies in wreck near Lula

A 71-year-old Carnesville woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 365, officials said.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood man gets 15 years for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council OKs marketing advisers

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of an advisory board for the new, city-operated Main Street Gainesville and appointed seven members at the council's meeting.

February 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus money to pay for road work in Gainesville, South Hall

West Ridge Road in Gainesville and Wade Orr Road in South Hall have been targeted for resurfacing projects.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter’s cold grip is firmer than usual

An unusually cold, wet winter has Georgians hoping Gen. Beauregard Lee will not see his shadow today.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Toyota owners likely can have cars fixed next week

Gainesville-area Toyota owners affected by the company's recall likely can have their cars fixed next week.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Crown Royal Bandit’ gets 127 years

Bruce Allen Hughes, 48, of Blairsville was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Story to more than 100 years in federal prison.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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